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Uttoxeter

Times Echo and Life / Uttoxeter

December 5, 2019

A BRIDAL business has celebrated its second anniversary with an awards win.

The Bridal Rooms in Carter Street, Uttoxeter, was named Best bridal Boutique at the fourth English Wedding Awards West Midlands. The awards were presented at a glitzy ceremony on November 26 - the same day that the business marked two years under the ownership of Gayle Carr-Willis. Gayle attended the ceremony with her mother, Cath Carr, who helps in the boutique.

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November 28, 2019

Festive event to help fund world challenge

TWO inspiring students are hosting a festive event this weekend, as part of their fund-raising to take part in a world challenge. Archie Whitehead and Alfie Bednall, who both attend Thomas Alleyne's Sixth Form in Uttoxeter, are currently raising money to go to Malawi in July 2020 with the World Challenge organisation. As part of their on-going fundraising to fund the rip, the duo are hosting a Christmas Gift Fair at Denstone Village Hall on Saturday, November 30 from midday until 4pm.

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November 28, 2019

Plans for new discount food store in town

A NEW discount food store could be coming to a market town after plans were submitted for construction this week. Food chain Aldi is asking for permission to build a brand new store on land at the corner of Old Knotty Way in Uttoxeter. Should the proposals be approved by planning authority East Staffordshire Borough Council, the shop will create up to 40 jobs, according to a design and access statement which has been submitted with the application.

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November 28, 2019

Asbestos “stockpiled and secured” at Uttoxeter site

HOUSING developers who have gained permission to build on land in Uttoxeter say they are aware of reports of asbestos on the site amid concerns from community members. David Wilson Homes Mercia gained permission to build 429 dwellings, a public open space, landscaping draining attenuation areas, access roads and associated works and the demotion of buildings at Hazelwalls Farm on Timber Lane earlier this year. However, several members of the community have raised concerns about safety of the site after photographing mounted heaps of soil segregated off by metal fences and warning signs.

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November 21, 2019

Call for improved safety measures at crossroads

CONCERNS regarding an accident blackspot in East Staffordshire were recently raised at a town council meeting. Kingstone Women's Institute (WI) secretary Valerie Laflin expressed her concerns about the safety of Loxley Lane and Holly Lane crossroads amid the amount of vehicle collisions that have occurred there over a number of years at a Uttoxeter Town Council meeting last Wednesday (November 13). She asked the council for its support in Kingstone WI's ploy to implement changes to the road layout and visibility to greatly reduce the risk of further road traffic collisions.

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November 21, 2019

Town council declare climate emergency

A TOWN council has declared a climate emergency with councillors agreeing that more needs to be done to quell the impact of climate change. Uttoxeter Town Council will also consider 20 'actions', provided by environmental organisation Friends Of The Earth for parish and town councils, when discussing decisions in it's different committees. These actions are split into three sections; 'Be a force for good', 'Demonstrate leadership through your own practical actions' and 'Use your powers wisely.'

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November 15, 2019

Additional CCTV camera for town hall

EXTRA vigilance measures are set to be installed on a town hall to provide additional security of the premises. Uttoxeter Town Council are looking into installing another CCTV camera to the Uttoxeter Town Hall building and updating the system to both increase the security of the High Street building and to monitor anti-social behaviour. At a recent town council meeting, councillors were informed that it had received a quotation for updating the council's existing CCTV cameras and system to an “8-Channel POE NVR hard drive and the incorporation of one additional camera” from PC Paynes Electrical Services of £1,285.

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November 7, 2019

VOTES WILL DETERMINE ASSOCIATION CANDIDATE

THE EAST Staffordshire Conservative Association is set to vote on whether to re-adopt a member of parliament who represents Uttoxeter and Burton ahead of the general election that is due to take place on December 12. Members will cast a ballot at a meeting on Monday (November 11) as to whether MP Andrew Griffiths will be re-instated into his position via a simple 'yes' or 'no' vote. If the outcome is that Mr Griffiths will be re-adopted then he will be the party's constituency parliamentary candidate.

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November 1, 2019

Parking charges on the increase

CAR PARKING charges in Uttoxeter are set to increase next year. East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved a number of recommendations to change car parking in the borough. Visitors to ESBC owned car parks - including those at The Maltings, Trinity Road, and the Leisure Centre, all in Uttoxeter – will see the increase come into force as of April 2020.

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October 24, 2019

Pedestrian crossing given green light

A NEW pedestrian crossing is set to be installed on a frequently-used road to help members of the community cross safely after a resident launched a petition campaigning for traffic calming measures. It has been confirmed by Staffordshire County councillor David Brookes that a crossing will be put in place on Bridge Street in Uttoxeter during the next financial year with a view to making further road improvements within the town. Mr Brookes told the Times and Echo this week: “A crossing should have been put in place before.

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October 18, 2019

MUCH-LOVED ‘POSTIE’ HANGS UP BOOTS

A POPULAR postie who has been delivering mail for more than two decades is set to retire. Karen Harris from Uttoxeter became a postwoman in the mid-90s. After more than 20 years in the role she will hang her boots up for good on Friday (October 18). Karen recalled some of the highs and lows of her career as a postie ahead of her final delivery on Friday.

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October 18, 2019

Former high street bank could turn into a bar

A FORMER bank could be transformed into a bar under new proposals. Planning permissions have been submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) to change 2 High Street in Uttoxeter into a cafe-come-bar after the owner failed to find an occupant for its proposed retail use - plans that were approved back in May. The three-storey building was last occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland but the premises has been vacant since it's closure in August 2018.

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